Christopher Hastings

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This article is about the artist. For the chef, see Chris Hastings. For the Olympian, see Chris Hastings (ski jumper).

Christopher Hastings (born June 21, 1983) is a comic artist and creator best known for The Adventures of Dr. McNinja.

Early life[edit]

Hastings attended the School of Visual Arts in New York, and it was while there in 2004 that he created the character of Dr. McNinja.[1] He is from Cumberland, Maryland, a fictional version of which is the main setting of The Adventures of Dr. McNinja.[2]

Career[edit]

In 2007 Dr. McNinja won the Web Cartoonist's Choice Award for Outstanding Superhero.[3] Creating Dr. McNinja is Chris' full-time job, and he spends about 40 hours every week on it. The comic itself is free on the web, and he makes money by selling books and T-shirts from the site.[4] He spends one day per week writing the script, then four days drawing one page each day. He estimates that each page takes 3–4 hours to draw.[5]

In March 2011, Hastings announced that he had been hired by Marvel Comics to be the writer for Deadpool: Fear Itself.[6]

In July 2013, Marvel Comics announced that Hastings would be writing a miniseries titled "Longshot Saves The Marvel Universe" with art by Jacopo Camagni.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Silver, Curtis. "GeekDad Interview: Dr. McNinja I Presume?". Wired Magazine June 17, 2009. Retrieved on October 28, 2011
  2. ^ Sims, Chris (August 15, 2012). "Christopher Hastings on 'The Adventures of Dr. McNinja: Timefist' [Interview]". Comics Alliance. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Outstanding Superhero/Action Comic". ryanestrada.com. Retrieved 2008-01-30. 
  4. ^ Wortham, Jenna. "Behind the Memes: Chris Hastings, Creator of Dr. McNinja". Wired Magazine April 21, 2008. Retrieved on October 28, 2011
  5. ^ Marshall, Rick. "Interview: Chris Hastings on ‘The Adventures of Dr. McNinja’". ComicMix June 4, 2008. Retrieved on October 28, 2011
  6. ^ Arrant, Chris. "Fear Itself: Deadpool". Marvel Comics. March 17, 2011. Retrieved on October 28, 2011
  7. ^ Comic Book Resources "[1]". CBR July 26, 2013.Retrieved on July 28, 2013